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BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 8: Peformance-based Logistics
These days, when the U.S. Department of Defense buys a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin, it doesn't simply pay Lockheed for the physical product. Instead, the government has a "performance-based contract" with the defense supplier, according to Serguei Netessine, professor of operations and information management at Wharton. This contract says, in effect, that the government's reimbursement to Lockheed hinges on the jets' performance -- that is, how often the planes are able to fly. In this inte
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BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 8: Peformance-based Logistics
These days, when the U.S. Department of Defense buys a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin, it doesn't simply pay Lockheed for the physical product. Instead, the government has a "performance-based contract" with the defense supplier, according to Serguei Netessine, professor of operations and information management at Wharton. This contract says, in effect, that the government's reimbursement to Lockheed hinges on the jets' performance -- that is, how often the planes are able to fly. In this inte
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Transferring Kaleidoscope members' activities research into economic outcomes
The importance of research undertaken within academic and research organisations is widely recognized by governments, industries and diverse stakeholders. Indeed, the contribution of higher education in the generation of new ideas and knowledge, and as an economic driver, has probably never been as important. Nevertheless, universities face a rapidly changing environment shaped by pressure on funding, an emphasis on quality assurance and the increasing impact of globalisation, marketisation and
Author(s): Scodigor Eugène,Balacheff Nicolas,Boulé Jean-Mar

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Analysis of a selection of interactive learning environments for mathematics
1) Analysis of the ILEs developed by TELMA teams: Aplusix, AriLab2, and e-Slate. 2) Critical analysis of the grid yielding a refined methodological tool for ILEs analysis. 3) Study of T-algebra, an additional ILE for the learning of elementary algebra; 4) Comparison of 10 ILEs based on the exploitation of the analysis grids.,deliverable D20.5.2 from ERT Telma of NoE Kaleidoscope
Author(s): Trgalova Jana,Bouhineau Denis,Nicaud Jean-Françoi

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Supplementing Textbooks with Computer-Based Resources in the Primary EFL-Classroom
Compute-assisted language learning (CALL) should take place whenever it can support work which otherwise could have not been carried out as effectively. Teachers should choose computer-assisted activities which reflect and promote pupils’ existing abilities rather than neglect or marginalize them. The suggested activity here is the production of talking books – audio-visual multimedia slideshows. It requires pupils to use the listening and speaking skills of a storyteller rather than the readi
Author(s): Grossmann Schimon

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Case Study on social software in distributed working environments
This document outlines four different case studies on the use of Social Software in distributed working environments. While two case studies focus on the corporate world, two other case studies look at the use of Social Software in academic workplaces. The concluding remarks identify some common benefits as well as issues with the use of Social Software and to derive some further research challenges from the different cases. The findings for future research need to be directed towards strategies
Author(s): Kieslinger Barbara,Hofer Margit,Cao Yiwei,Ehms Kar

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A Conceptual Approach to Studying the Learning Process - with a Special Focus on Knowledge Creation
In this paper we present a conceptual approach to the study and analysis of learning processes with emphasis on the knowledge-creating types of learning processes that often occur in workplace learning.,Research report of the ProLearn Network of Excellence (IST 507310), Deliverable 5.3
Author(s): Naeve Ambjörn,Nilsson Mikael,Palmér Matthias,Wes

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Students Learning Experience in the Integrated Information Literacy Course Constructed in Virtual Le
The paper examines the impact of ICT on students learning experiences and opportunities offered by virtual learning environment as an integral part of traditional learning environment in the experimental course ``Integration of information literacy skills into ESP programme'' at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). The experiment aimed at developing students' information literacy and social skills as the means for enhancement of learning with a particular attention towards foreign language co
Author(s): Vaiciuniene Vilhelmina,Gedviliene Genute

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Students Learning Experience in the Integrated Information Literacy Course Constructed in Virtual Le
The paper examines the impact of ICT on students learning experiences and opportunities offered by virtual learning environment as an integral part of traditional learning environment in the experimental course ``Integration of information literacy skills into ESP programme'' at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). The experiment aimed at developing students' information literacy and social skills as the means for enhancement of learning with a particular attention towards foreign language co
Author(s): Vaiciuniene Vilhelmina,Gedviliene Genute

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Adding new Representations of Mathematical Objects to Aplusix
In the framework of the ReMath European project, we initiated two new representations for algebraic expressions in Aplusix: a Tree & Natural representation mixing tree representations and natural representations of algebraic expressions, and a graphical representations to show curves and sets of solutions. Our work has been driven by two approaches: (1) a traditional approach focusing on the definition of new objects with their functionalities, beginning with a specification phase and continuing
Author(s): Bouhineau Denis,Chaachoua Hamid,Nicaud Jean-Franç

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Motivating learning in mobile and game-based environments - Experiences in everyday classroom work -
The world around us has changed. The pedagogy of the classroom has stayed more or less the same for decades, offering a stark contrast to the rate of change in other fields. Inspiration for change can be found in the veritable passion for new technologies, such as mobile devices and game technology, displayed by younger generations. The real challenge is to import these technological advancements into the classroom and, furthermore, educating teachers about the possibilities they hold. We have r
Author(s): Mattila Pasi,Miettunen Jukka

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How users behave in a combined community/content environment
Currently, combined community/content environments gain increasing importance in different areas of life, ranging from private to educational to corporate contexts. However, since they are still a novel achievement it is not so clear how they should be organised in order to their successful operation. For gaining a deeper insight in what makes such an environment work, the authors systematically analysed two public environments by evaluating user data and an online questionnaire covering the fol
Author(s): Dösinger Gisela,Maurer Lisa,Tochtermann Klaus

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Joint Bachelor Degree in Information Technology
This paper will present the BIT2010 project, a project that will be developed and implemented during the period 2006-2009, under the Socrates-Erasmus Curriculum Development scheme, financed by the European Commission. Based on the influence of the ICT domain on the most important world’s economies, the emergency of new higher education programs in ICT is presented. The needs for a new ICT graduates’ profile and a new ICT Curriculum were taken into consideration. Clear achievements in the areas
Author(s): Logofatu Bogdan,Auer Michael

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Collaborative Writing in a Computer-integrated Classroom for Early Learning
This paper describes a collaborative experiment with a special software application supporting the acquisition of initial reading and writing skills embedded in a computer-integrated environment for young children. The NIMIS project has set up three Computer-integrated Classrooms across Europe with appropriate "roomware" environments, i.e. furniture, hardware and software to support early learning. Here, we present a collaborative writing task facilitated by a shared workspace system, that has b
Author(s): Tewissen Frank,Lingnau Andreas,Hoppe Ulrich,Mannha

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Towards a Pattern Language for Intelligent Teaching and Training Systems
Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) are usually based on similar fundamental structures. In contrast to this, software engineering techniques are seldomly used for realizing ITSs. In the last years, some approaches tried to change this: pattern mining took place; methods covering the specifics of ITS project development have been deployed. These approaches usually focus on a specific system type or on a certain application domain. What is missing is a combination of all the different approaches
Author(s): Harrer Andreas,Martens Alke

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Intelligent CALL: The magnitude of the task
The quality of most CALL programs is not well balanced with respect to the use of computer technology and of language content and processing. This imbalance can be explained by a number of constraints pulling CALL developers in diverging directions. For commercial CALLware the poor learner fit and lack of feedback is a serious impediment. So far ICALL approaches trying to overcome this have not been of a sufficiently high quality due to the vast distance between most learner language and the tex
Author(s): Tschichold Cornelia

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Effective Teaching and Learning: Using ICT
Findings and recommendations on effective teaching practice - with the aim of providing material for improving the quality of teaching and learning and for informing developments in initial teacher education and continuing development.,Research report for NRDC
Author(s): Mellar Harvey,Kambouri Maria,Logan Kit,Betts Sally

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Quelles machines pour enseigner la langue ?
This paper first presents a history of Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL), setting its origins in the 1920s with the invention of mechanical learning machines. The use of the computer then allowed the development of different types of language learning activities: comprehension tasks, simulations, etc. However, without the contribution of natural language processing (NLP), these activities are of limited use. We address the problem of the integration of NLP in CALL systems while summing up the cha
Author(s): Antoniadis Georges,Fairon Cédrick,Granger Sylvian

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Embedding email in primary schools: developing a tool for collective reflection
Reflection is an important aspect of learning in groups. In collective moments of reflection, learners can share and compare their ideas with others, and by doing so can reach an articulated and personal understanding of a learning task and domain. In the research presented here, e-mail is examined as a means for reflection in the context of group learning. In two design experiments, an e-mail tool is developed that seeks to (1) support collective reflection, and (2) overcome practical problems
Author(s): de Vries Bregje,Van der Meij Hans,Boersma Kerst,Pi

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Problems and Opportunities of Learning together in a Virtual Learning Environment
This chapter explores new ways of collaborative learning in a virtual learning environment based on our acquisition of knowledge from previous experience. We identify both the problems faced in real collaborative learning practices and the ways these problems can be overcome and become opportunities for more efficient learning. These issues concern pedagogical, organisational and technical elements and constraints that influence the successful application of collaborative learning in distance ed
Author(s): Daradoumis Thanasis,Xhafa Fatos

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